The cricket world misplaced one other gem on Sunday when Australia’s celebrated former all-rounder Andrew Symonds tragically died in a automobile crash aged 46. The Australia star’s demise was confirmed by Cricket Australia, which cited a police assertion with particulars in regards to the accident on Saturday evening. Symonds was broadly generally known as among the best all-rounders throughout his prime in worldwide cricket.
Because the world bids farewell to one of many legends of Australian cricket, we check out a number of the achievements that make Symonds stand out – not solely in worldwide cricket, but in addition within the Indian Premier League.
5000+ runs and 100+ wickets in ODIs
Symonds is among the many choose few gamers in one-day internationals to attain greater than 5000 runs (5,088) and take greater than 100 wickets (133). The all-rounder had represented Australia in 198 ODIs throughout an 11-year worldwide profession between 1998-2009.
Twin World Cup winner
Andrew Symonds burst into the scene within the 2003 World Cup after a sequence of inconsistent performances over the previous 5 years. He was unexpectedly included within the XI that took on Pakistan within the World Cup and smashed an unbeaten 143 off 126 deliveries – an innings that introduced his arrival on this planet stage. With Australia, he loved two successive invincible runs in ODI World Cups – in 2003 and 2007.
Appearances in World ODI XI
Symonds appeared thrice in ICC’s World ODI XI (as soon as as a twelfth man) throughout his worldwide profession. His was first chosen within the elite XI in 2005 and was picked as a twelfth man the next yr. Symonds was named once more within the World ODI XI in 2008.
A world report that stood over 20 years
Symonds may need made his home debut in Australia, however scripted a world report miles away in England when he turned up for Gloucestershire in 1995. In a single innings for the facet, he slammed an unimaginable unbeaten 254 that included 16 sixes, which remained a report for many sixes being hit in an innings in first-class cricket. The report was lastly damaged by New Zealand’s Colin Munro in 2015, when he hit 23 sixes throughout a recreation between Auckland and Central Districts.
Costliest abroad participant in inaugural IPL public sale
Forward of the inaugural IPL in 2008, Symonds was the second-most costly cricketer within the public sale (and the most costly abroad participant), fetching $1.35 million. He was picked by Deccan Chargers within the public sale, whom he represented in three seasons and performed a vital position within the IPL title victory in 2009. In his last IPL season in 2011, Symonds represented Mumbai Indians. In 39 matches all through the event, Symonds scored 974 runs and took 20 wickets.